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David Ortiz hits career homer No. 495; Red Sox beat Yankees 4-3

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BOSTON — ' fly ball was hit in the wrong ballpark.

Gregorius flied out to the warning track with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, ending a miserable night for the New York Yankees in a 4-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Monday.

The Yankees scored a run with three walks and a single against Boston's new closer .

After was called out on strikes, Gregorius hit a drive to Fenway's spacious right field that was caught by on the warning track.

"I mean, that's just a tough one," Yankees manager said. "Guys had great at-bats there at the end."

Gregorius even thought his ball was gone.

"Well, I know I was a little bit out front, but it went further than I thought, so yeah," he said. "I think any other stadium except this because it's like 380 (feet) to right field. . I think any other stadium than this one it would've went."

The Yankees stranded 14 baserunners.

Gregorius did have four singles for New York, which had scored 20 runs on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep over Atlanta.

The Yankees remained 1 ½ games behind AL East-leading Toronto, which lost 4-2 to Cleveland on Monday.

hit his 495th home run and had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate to carry the Red Sox.

hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox. It was their ninth win in 13 games.

Ortiz lined a shot into the first row of Green Monster seats off (5-7). It landed about 10-15 feet to the right of three new changeable white numbers on signs with red trim that were affixed to the stanchion of a light tower, signifying his countdown to 500.

Nova gave up three runs in six innings.

In his next at-bat, Ortiz had the crowd on its feet again when he lined a 3-0 fastball halfway up the wall in left for a double.

(8-5) labored through five innings, allowing two runs — one earned — and seven hits. Machi got his fourth save.

New York loaded the bases three times in the first five innings against Rodriguez, who escaped with Bradley's help in the fourth and struck out Bird to end the fifth.

Bradley nailed Bird at the plate with a one-hop throw from left field after Gregorius' single.

and third baseman opened the game with consecutive errors — Hanigan's on catcher's interference — before 's sacrifice fly made it 1-0.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: 1B was sent back to New York to have his bruised right shin re-examined. "We're going to run some tests," Girardi said. "I think they'll do some type of imaging to take a look at it."

Red Sox: LF was sidelined for the fourth straight game with a sore right shoulder, but did take grounders again at first as he attempts a position shift. ... Interim manager Torey Luvollo said 2B (strained right hamstring) could return around Sept. 10.

WALK THIS WAY

Yankees catcher has eight walks in his last four games. He had three Monday for his seventh multi-walk game of the season.

APPROACHING HIS OWN MILESTONE

Girardi has 798 career wins as a manager.

UP NEXT

Yankees: RHP (9-8) is scheduled to make his second start Tuesday since returning from a stint on the DL with a strained right forearm.

Red Sox: RHP (6-11) looks for another solid outing in his second start since a stretch on the DL with a strained right triceps. He threw seven shutout innings Wednesday at the White Sox.

PHOTO: New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez, right, singles to left field as Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan, left, looks on in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Fenway Park, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez, right, singles to left field as Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan, left, looks on in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Fenway Park, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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PHOTO: Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, right, celebrates his home run as he arrives at home plate as New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann, left, looks on in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Fenway Park, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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